Sunday worship 9am Sunday School 10:30am 470 Yocumtown Rd. Etters PA 17319 717.938.0651 (church) 717.521.2167 (pastor)
Zion Lutheran Church Abby Leese, Pastor Abby Best, Organist Helen Hoover, Archivist www.zionetters.com email@example.com
Order of Worship for June 15, 2014 â€“ Holy Trinity Sunday + indicates please stand as you are able Prelude Announcements +Confession and Forgiveness _______________________________p. 94-96 In the name of the Father, and of the + Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. God of all mercy and consolation, come to the help of your people, turning us from our sin to live for you alone. Give us the power of your Holy Spirit that we may confess our sin, receive your forgiveness, and grow into the fullness of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen. Let us confess our sin in the presence of God and of one another. Silence is kept for reflection. Most merciful God, we confess that we are captive to sin and cannot free ourselves. We have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name. Amen. In the mercy of almighty God, Jesus Christ was given to die for us, and for his sake God forgives us all our sins. As a called and ordained minister of the church of Christ, and by his authority, I therefore declare to you the entire forgiveness of all your sins, in the name of the Father, and of the + Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. +Gathering Song________Holy God, We Praise Your Name_____Hymn 414 +Greeting________________________________________________p. 203 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. And also with you. +Prayer of the Day Almighty Creator and ever-living God: we worship your glory, eternal Three-in-One, and we praise your power, majestic One-in-Three. Keep us steadfast in this faith, defend us in all adversity, and bring us at last into your presence, where you live in endless joy and love, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.Amen. First Reading: Genesis 1:1â€”2:4a
In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, 2the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. 3Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light. 4And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. 5God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. 6 And God said, "Let there be a dome in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters." 7So God made the dome and separated the waters that were under the dome from the waters that were above the dome. And it was so. 8God called the dome Sky. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day. 9 And God said, "Let the waters under the sky be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear." And it was so. 10God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good. 11Then God said, "Let the earth put forth vegetation: plants yielding seed, and fruit trees of every kind on earth that bear fruit with the seed in it." And it was so. 12The earth brought forth vegetation: plants yielding seed of every kind, and trees of every kind bearing fruit with the seed in it. And God saw that it was good. 13And there was evening and there was morning, the third day. 14 And God said, "Let there be lights in the dome of the sky to separate the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years, 15and let them be lights in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth." And it was so. 16God made the two great lights â€” the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night â€” and the stars. 17God set them in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth, 18to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day. 20 And God said, "Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the dome of the sky." 21So God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, of every kind, with which the waters swarm, and every winged bird of every kind. And God saw that it was good. 22God blessed them, saying, "Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth." 23And there was evening and there was morning, the fifth day. 24 And God said, "Let the earth bring forth living creatures of every kind: cattle and creeping things and wild animals of the earth of every kind." And it was so. 25God made the wild animals of the earth of every kind, and the cattle of every kind, and everything that creeps upon the ground of every kind. And God saw that it was good. 26 Then God said, "Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth." 27 So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. 28 God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth." 29God said, "See, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food. 30And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food." And it was so. 31God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day. Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all their multitude. 2And on the seventh day God finished the work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all the work that he had done. 3So God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it, because on it God rested from all the work that he had done in creation. 4 These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created.
The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 13:11â€“13 11
Finally, brothers and sisters, farewell. Put things in order, listen to my appeal, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. 12Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the saints greet you. 13 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with all of you. The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God. +Gospel: Matthew 28:16-20 The Holy Gospel according to St Matthew, the twenty-eighth Glory to you O Lord 16
Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age." The Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you, O Christ Childrenâ€™s Sermon Sermon +Hymn________________When Long Before Time___________Hymn 861 +Creed___________________________________________________p 105 I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, God's only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. Time of Silence This time can be used to write prayers to be prayed during the prayers of the people. Prayers of the People Strengthened by the Spirit who gives us words to speak and hearts that care, let us bring our hopes and needs to God who listens.
Following each petition that a member of this congregation has written: Let us pray. Have mercy, O God. We lift our prayers to you, God of mercy, confident that all things are in your hands. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen. +Peace The peace of Christ be with you always. And also with you. Offering +Offertory Prayer +Dialogue________________________________________________p 111 The Lord be with you. And also with you. Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give our thanks and praise. +Preface
+Holy Holy Holy__________________________________________p 207
+Thanksgiving at the Table____________________________________p 65 +Lordâ€™s Prayer Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen. Distribution of Communion
Please do not feel obligated to come forward for communion as communion will be served weekly. There will not be an usher for communion. You will be invited to come forward as you wish. All the baptized are welcome at the table. Adults or children wanting to receive a blessing may come forward with their hands folded. If you are unable to take either the bread or the wine please know that Jesus is fully present in either the bread or the wine.
+Table Blessing +Prayer after Communion +Blessing +Sending Song______________Holy, Holy Holy______________Hymn 413 +Dismissal Go in peace. Serve the Lord. Thanks be to God. Postlude
WIFI at Zion The username is ZionChurch, the password is ZIONSPIRIT. Next Week’s Readings: Jeremiah 20:7-13, Psalm 69:7-10. 16-18, Romans 6:1b-11, Matthew 10:24-39, Genesis 21:8-21, Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17 Flowers and Bulletins The altar flowers are given to the Glory of God by Helen Hoover & daughters, Diane Dale & Darlene Bowers, in memory of Raymond J. Hoover. The special arrangement flowers are given to the Glory of God by Jim & Heather Janovich in honor of their daughters, Addison & Jessa, receiving their First Communion. The Bulletins are presented to the Glory of God by: Harold & Tiffany Lightner in memory of Ciara. Announcements/Upcoming Events Tuesday, June 17th – 6:30pm Bible Study Thursday, June 19th - 6-8pm Knitting and Crocheting group Sunday, June 22nd – 9am Worship, 10am Fellowship, 10:30am First Communion Class, Newsletter Deadline. Vacation Bible School will be held on Saturday, August 9th from 9am – 3pm at Zion. Lunch will be provided. Please help spread the word to your friends and family. Save the date! The church picnic will be held August 24th. More details to come! Power Up! We are participating in the Stream Energy Power Up Fundraiser - switch your electric provider and earn money for Zion @ http://www.zionlutheranchurch.streampowerup.biz/ To date the church has already received $25 from those who have switched.
Summerfest: A Multi-Generational Lutheran Revival will be held Saturday, July 26th from 11am – 6pm. Cost is $10 per person. There is a poster with more details hanging in the narthex or you can go to www.Lss-elca.org/youth-family/events/summerfest for details. Welcome to our Guests Please feel free to sign guest book by the entrance to the office. Restrooms are to the right as you leave the sanctuary. We have an area in the front by the organ for children ages 0-2 to worship with their care givers. We also have children’s bags are available by the entrance. Our ushers are happy to assist you if you have any needs. Also please feel free to ask others around you if you have questions.
We gather downstairs following worship for fellowship and snacks. Please join us. We look forward to getting to know you better!
Worship Assistants Usher
Tom & Helen Lightners
Please sign up in the narthex. Lector Cheryl
Altar Guild Becky Helen
Offering Counter Kim & Terry S. Sheldon & Mike
Prayer List Add or delete from this on the bulletin board in the narthex. Friends Members Military Mary Rider Ella Barton Matthew Biesecker Kathy Bittner Janie Baum Evan Hoke Daniel Thrush Betty Kohr Daniel Oestrich Donna Martin Dottie Roller Amy Plante Pete Brown Margaret Price Adam Anderson Shayna Steinhauer Don Snelbaker Kyle Buss Pam Schoen Denise Staats Dave Scheibel Brandon Neifert Barb Nearhood Brianna Rehm Charles Shenck Genevieve Miller David Davies George Cizauskas Damon Morris Gwen Dunchock Judy Treaster Jacqueline Bahr Donna Winterburn Esther Long Trey Fry
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